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Quad launches VA-One valve amplifier

The Quad VA-One (£1400) uses three different models of valve which serve up a total of 2x12W amplification.

Connectivity includes analogue and digital inputs, with optical, coaxial and USB Type B all available for connecting your digital sources. File compatibility extends all the way up to 24-bit/192kHz.

There's also Bluetooth connectivity (including aptX) if you want to use a straightforward streaming option from a smartphone or tablet.

The chassis is finished in Quad's classic Lancaster Grey and features a motorised potentiometer on the front, together with input and pairing controls and 6.3mm headphone jack.

You can get a first look at the new amp at the Headroom Show, 29th-30th January at Metropolis Studios, London.

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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.